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Rec Report: Summertime!

By Anne Marquez It’s that time of year again — the time for pomp and circumstance. But it’s also a reminder that summer is almost here — in less than two weeks, in fact. So before you freak out, breathe in … breathe out. And dial the city of Davis Community Services office STAT! That’s […]

June 03, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Aichwalder 40th anniversary

Aletha and Erich Aichwalder of Davis will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on June 1. The Aichwalders were married at the Veterans’ Memorial Center on June 1, 1974, where they pledged their love in front of friends and family. Erich and Aletha have three children; Erica Aichwalder Barclift, Derric Aichwalder and Alexis Aichwalder, all of […]

May 29, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UC Davis anthropologist honored by National Academy

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, professor emerita at UC Davis and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been selected to receive the academy’s 2014 Award for Scientific Reviewing. Given this year in the category of human-biosocial interactions, the award recognizes Hrdy, an anthropologist, for “rendering a significant service to science and influencing the course of […]

May 29, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Future subscriber: Abner Noah Harris

Tyler Vance Harris and Elizabeth Ann Hilliard are pleased to announce the birth of their son Abner Noah Harris on March 21, 2014, in Davis. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Abner’s mother, a UC Davis graduate, is a registered nurse at Sutter Davis Women’s Health Clinic. His dad works for Raging Wire in Sacramento. […]

May 29, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Future subscriber: Meara Francena Green

Benjamin and Laura Green of Woodland are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Meara Francena Green, born on April 11, 2014, in Davis. Meara weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Meara’s parents are both 2001 graduates of UC Davis. Her mother is a landscape architect with Cunningham Engineering in Davis. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Valerie […]

May 29, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Field to fork: Chicken the way it used to be

On one hand, there is arguably the best-tasting chicken you can find in these parts. “People in their 80s tell us they haven’t had chicken this good in 50 years,” as they can remember the days before chicken became industrially produced cheap protein. Kristy Lynn Levings and Brian Douglass offered this testimonial as we sat […]

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Ongoing * Be a part of the excitement, glitz and glam that is Grad Night 2014! Volunteers have planned an amazing event for the graduating seniors from all Davis high schools; to bring this dream to fruition, help is needed. Even if you are not a parent of a high school senior, Grad Night organizers […]

May 27, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Speaking up: Student reps bring unique insight to school board

By Anna Seban Much is up in the air as far as who will serve on the Davis school board next year, with the November elections yet to determine who will fill the five elected seats. But one thing that is known is that the terms of the two student board members will be drawing […]

May 27, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College corner: The SAT gets a makeover

Finally some good news about college admissions tests! Even though standardized testing for college admission is my least favorite subject, I am happy to make it the focus of this column because I finally have some good news to share. Namely, starting in the spring of 2016, there will be a “redesigned” Scholastic Aptitude Test. […]

May 27, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Fresh recipes for summer eating

For various reasons too dull to recount, we are meant to be reducing at our house. We’re not “on a diet”, because that implies an end to the process. Instead we’re trying to change our eating habits, so that we get far more whole grains, lean protein and fruits and vegetables, and far fewer French […]

May 21, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Friday, May 30; and Friday June 6 Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center. For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Tennis, anyone? Team Davis hosted Special Olympics tournament

Team Davis athletes on Sunday participated in a Special Olympics tennis tournament at Davis High School. Team Davis, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization established to help enrich the lives of children and adults with developmental, cognitive and/or physical disabilities, participates in Special Olympics tournaments with other teams from Northern California throughout the year. 0520 Specialtennis2W 0520 […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Holmes students experience life during the Civil War

History moved out of the classroom and into the fresh air and sunshine at Holmes Junior High School last week, giving students an opportunity to experience in an interactive way what normally comes to them in textbooks. On Tuesday, all Holmes seventh-graders spent the day immersed in the Renaissance, traveling from station to station around […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids in the News: Congrats to National Merit scholarship recipients

Daisies and Brownies of Girl Scout Troop 1772 bridged to the next level of Scouting on May 4 outside the Girl Scout Cabin at Slide Hill Park. Elise Bauman and Maya Schumann recited a bridging poem as part of the ceremony. ———— Two Davis High School seniors are the recipients of $2,500 National Merit scholarships. […]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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